Another style that hasn’t gone overlooked by us hair freaks at Manic Panic UK is the gorgeous mermaid hair style.
For those not in the know, the mermaid look is characterised by multi tonal hair with shades of aquatic colours such as blue and green, but also purple, pink and red too. It’s inspired by, as you should expect, mermaids!
Here are a few examples of mermaid hair, which pretty much explains why it’s so hot right now:
Achieving that mermaid hair look can be quite difficult, especially because plenty of highlights are used as well as multiple tones. So we’ve put together this quick guide to achieving the look for yourself!
Choosing The Right Shade
Mermaid hair is characterised by aquatic or mystical colours such as blue, green, turquoise, purple and sometimes even pink. Therefore we recommend you choose the following Manic Panic shades:
- Atomic Turquoise
- Enchanted Forest
- Bad Boy Blue
- Electric Amethyst
- Green Envy
- Mystic Heather
- Lie Locks
- Purple Haze
- Siren’s Song
- Voodoo Blue
- Violet Night
- Voodoo Forest
We also recommending using Manic Panic Pastelizer in order to get those softer tones.
A large part of the appeal of mermaid hair is mixing and matching different colours, such as blue and green. There are multiple ways in which this can be achieved.
For a simple colour split, divide your hair into a top and bottom half, or split down the middle, and pin back the section you do not wish to colour first. You can use foil to prevent colour bleed. Apply your first colour choice to your hair as normal.
Wrap the dyed hair in foil so you can begin applying the secondary colour to your remaining hair without mixing the colours. Allow all of the dye to process as usual and rinse out excess with cool water.
The results should like this:
You can mix multiple colours into several strands or sections of hair via the following highlighting technique:
- Separate the sections of hair and pin these with hair clips ready for highlighting.
- Apply Manic Panic Hair Colour to the separated hair in the similar fashion, using foil to wrap around each and prevent colour bleed.
- Allow to process between 30 minutes and an hour.
- Rinse out each highlighted section of hair separately with cool water.
In order to dye the ends of your hair, apply colour as you would normally, combing it evenly though all the way from where you wish the colour to begin and down to the tips. Where there is already coloured hair, leave an inch in which you can gently blend the two together seamlessly.
When using any of these techniques, you should always apply colour to pre-lightened hair for the best possible results. Use Manic Panic Flashlightning Volume 30, or 40 for very dark hair.
Using these tips and tricks, hopefully you will now have absolutely gorgeous mermaid hair you’ll be proud to show off to the world!